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The acceleration trap

Themes: Organisational behaviour

Dr Jochen Menges, Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisations at Cambridge Judge Business School, says the new epidemic affecting us is speed. He explains that simply working harder isn’t always good for profitability. It can lead to what he calls “the acceleration trap” and organisational burn out. Breaking free of that “speed” trap is the challenge facing managers. Now is the time to ask: “what can I stop doing?”